Professor Philip James, Associate Dean for Research at the School of Health Sciences, is working with British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru to research better ways to prevent and treat strokes in Wales.
Together with key members of the Stroke Implementation Group (SIG), which was developed to deliver the Welsh Government’s five-year strategy on stroke, Professor James has driven the establishment of a Cross-Wales Stroke Research and Innovation Network. The university will host the network, which will be announced at the Welsh Stroke Conference in July and formally launched in the Autumn.
Professor James said: “We are delighted to be hosting the cross-Wales Stroke Research and Innovation Network at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Our aim is to create and sustain a collaborative, robust research infrastructure in Wales and help facilitate world-leading research and innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke, thus saving lives and ultimately reducing the debilitating impact on stroke patients”.